HUSH: write, act, compose, record

Now in its fourth season and open for writers and actors

By invite only, but find out how you can be involved

#HUSHpodcast is a part of an original sci-fi podcast series written, composed and performed by secondary students. Students in grades eight through twelve write the scripts, compose and play the music, create the sound effects and perform the roles. HUSH episodes are then uploaded onto iTunes, Google Play Music and Stitcher. (Podcast episodes have been downloaded over 23,000 times!) Includes StoryArk Network Live! where fellow student podcasters, filmmakers, poets and authors share their work with each other and professional artists.


HUSH Dates – Saturdays, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at StoryArk (402 N Main St, #350, Stillwater):

  • October 5, 12, 26

  • November 2, 9, 16, 23

  • December 7, 14, 21

  • January 11, 25

  • February 1, 8, 29


StoryArk Network Live!, February 22, 9 AM to 4 PM at the Grand Banquet Hall, Stillwater

StoryArk's student groups gather to share their podcast episodes, short films, comedy sketches and short stories and enjoy each other’s company as fellow artists at the beautiful Grand Banquet Ballroom in Stillwater from 9 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, February 22. Executive Producer Lily Percy Ruiz from On Being with Krista Tippet (podcast), Sundance filmmaker E.G. Bailey (film), and Young Adult author Jacqueline West (short story) will discuss with students the fundamentals of their particular storytelling medium. Students will learn how writing for podcast, film and prose are similar and different. In addition, each student group will share their narrative and discuss with each other the themes of the story and the technical details that helped create it. The day will end with a variety show where each group will share their podcast episode, short film, filmed sketch, or short story with family and friends. All creative work will be made available on the StoryArk Network webpage, podcast, mobile app and YouTube channel.


Our goal with HUSH is to provide as professional an experience as possible to students. Students work with industry writers, actors and directors who help them skill build. In addition to developing writing skills, students gain knowledge about industry standards, develop acting skills and learn how to work on a creative team. Join us as we begin to develop Season 4 and return to the Geyaabi tribe as they struggle to create a home in a new world.


Tuition: $260 per six month session paid by check made payable to StoryArk on the first class; OR, pay via PayPal $46/month (or what you can afford ~ scholarships are available, and no one is turned away for financial reasons.) Tuition includes HUSH and all other programming opportunities offered at StoryArk including Saturday Supplements nurturing key storytelling skills.


Call Stephani at 651-417-6223 or email steph@storyark.org for more information.

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#HUSHpodcast, affectionately known as "HUSH," follows a teenaged girl named Andy who sets off with her friends in a quest to find her family that leads into multiple worlds filled with manipulative people and dangerous secrets. Written, produced and performed by secondary students using live sound effects and original music, HUSH also represents a unique collaboration with the Native American Parent Advisory Committee.


Subscribe to #HUSHpodcast on iTunes, Stitcher and GooglePlay Music, or find us online on StoryArk's website. Contact Steph@StoryArk.org for more details.

Vega tries to contact Andy, a fire alarm disrupts Edellen High,

and a vision sends Maang on a quest

Maang enters Edellen with an important message for Andy,

while in Geyaabi, Marcel attacks and tries to steal the box

Aandeg comes up with a plan to save the box, Zach’s

home situation deteriorates and Andy learns meditation

Marcel devastates the tribe, Andy seeks answers from the Chief and Ben questions Silence

The tribe implements Aandeg's plan and expresses their distrust of Andy and Vega; Ben seeks answers to Andy's whereabouts from Maang and Charlotte

Snowfall allows the sacred stories to be told, and Maang remembers his quest

Marcel attacks Geyaabi with unprecedented power and a

frantic Andy tries to find out the truth about Violet

And a big thanks to MRAC

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Empower student voices; Equip youth artists

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The #HUSHpodcast experience is a cultural project of StoryArk, a 501(c)3 organization.

StoryArk Matters

StoryArk provides a variety of creative programming for youth, allowing them to tell their story through their chosen medium - whether that be a novel, poetry, film, song, podcast or anything else they can dream up. Student initiated and student led, each project is imagined, designed, and developed by youth. Professional authors, screenwriters, filmmakers, musicians, producers, directors and actors share their expertise and experience, helping students gain new skills in their craft and empowering them to become their best creative selves.


StoryArk is a 501c(3) tax exempt organization that seeks to serve the greater good.